I live by Kanye West Quotes.

Having the money to ever get a project started is always a struggle. However, there are ways around it. B&Q are very good at handing out scraps of wood like MDF for free. But first you need an idea. I used to look upon my Ikea bed side table and cry a little. (Don’t get me wrong Ikea is wonderful) it was just a few years old and a little lackluster. The space was there I just needed to utilize it. It was as simple as 1,2 table… well sort of. Measuring was the easiest part.

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With the free MDF wood and four banister legs it started to look like a real table pretty quickly. Using wood glue and nails it’s very strong. I’m pretty sure it could survive an earthquake.

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I think that photo has more hair than table… More wood later I almost had a draw in place and a great frame for it. I had to shave some areas down but after a good sand it was ready to paint.

photo 2 (2)photo 3 (2)Dulux has a great range of gloss paint and this little tin wasn’t eating into too much of the ‘budget’. It took a couple of coats and a light sand to just even it out.

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I finished the look off with a light pink rose handle (B&Q) and slate coffee coasters from Wilkinson’s. There you have it. A table to fit perfectly into my perfect corner. Go see what you can do! Get creative.

HR.